"Enemy of the People" also opens an important dilemma in current environmental struggles—how to deal with something that is, on one hand, a source of pollution and contamination, but on the other hand, the main (often sole) source of income for the majority of the population in that area? Dr. Stockmann is a paradigm of the modern engaged man, but he is also an idealist who believes in the possibility of change and that sacrificing the present moment is necessary, regardless of how painful it may be.
Each culture has its own predominant historical events, which in themselves are so dramatic that the theater takes them so ready and can use them as the basic material for building the plot. One of those great, key historical events is the Romanian Revolution of 1989 - taken as the main theme of British actress Cyril Churchill's play Mad Forest.
The focus of the play is that what is said (infidelity, insult, revealed lie, etc.) cannot be erased and forgotten. Most of the things that have had any effect on our emotional intelligence (whether they have caused happiness or sadness) cannot be undone in any way and affect the relationship with and to the person who made them.